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Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for rapids which were eradicated when a local paper mill dammed the river
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Grand Rapids. For links to other places called Grand Rapids, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Grand Rapids is 47.237N. The longitude is -93.53W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,286 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,764.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Itasca County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55744 ZIP code.
24% of Grand Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Rapids ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Rapids was $17,223, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Grand Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Grand Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Libraries in Grand Rapids include Grand Rapids Area Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grand Rapids include Grand Rapids Herald-Review
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KAXE.
Itasca County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Grand Rapids workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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